Blue Moon Theatre

Main Street,
Alex, OK 73002

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The Blue Moon Theatre was opened March 21, 1940. It was closed in 1956.

Contributed by Cactus Jack

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Open ~1945-~1955? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

Could use an address or crossroads, more info and photos.

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on November 21, 2011 at 8:42 am

Fire insurance maps circa 1930 show a theatre at 109 S. Main St. (historical address)(3 doors S of SW corner of Main & E St.) The maps don’t show a name. The entire block between E & F streets has been demolished.

ABray on August 16, 2014 at 5:27 pm

The first actual movie theater building was built in 1917 by James S. White one block south of the main business district. He opened the Victory Theatre in his building in September 1917. He and his brother, William “Pete” White, operated it until 1920 when Jim White moved to Lindsay, OK and opened the Daisy Theatre there. “Pete” White operated The Victory Theatre, sometimes called “White’s Theater”, until February 1928. In March 1928, Will Jensen leased the theater building from Mr. White and the name of the theater changed to the “Rex Theatre”. The Rex Theatre was destroyed by fire on June 3, 1932 and was not rebuilt. The next movie theater in Alex was located in an existing brick building on the west side of Main Street in the main business block of downtown Alex. Harry and Avece Waldron of Lindsay, OK remodeled the building to be a movie theater and called it the Blue Moon Theatre. It opened on March 21, 1940. The Waldrons sold the Blue Moon Theatre to Walter E. White between 1942 and 1945. It was known locally by both the name Blue Moon Theatre and White’s theater. Walter operated it until 1956 when he closed the theater and moved to Poteau, OK. This was the end of the era of movie theaters in Alex, OK. [Source: Alex Tribune newspaper articles, personal interviews]

ABray on August 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Neither of the two buildings which housed the movie theaters in Alex, OK still exist. The first burned down and the second was removed.

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